Thursday Morning Snowfall

A fast moving upper level impulse brought a quick shot of snow to southern Wisconsin Thursday morning.  The snow began in the Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo and Westfield areas between 1 and 2 am CST early Thursday morning.  The snow quickly spread southeast reaching the Madison area around 3 am, Waukesha around 4 am, and Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha between 4 am and 6 am. 

The snow lasted for 6 to 8 hours, and was moderate to heavy at times, especially from around Palmyra southeast to Waterford, Burlington, Racine and Kenosha.  While most areas received between 1 and 2 inches, the areas that experienced heavy snow for an hour or so received between 2 and 3 inches.  This included the Racine, Kenosha, Palmyra, Waterford, Portage and Montello areas.

The below graphic illustrates an estimate of snowfall across south central and southeast Wisconsin from snowfall reports that have been forwarded to the National Weather Service office near Sullivan.

Thursday morning snowfall

The snow diminished rapidly across the area between 10 am and 2 pm CST. 

Several locations reported 3.1 inches of new snowfall, including Waterford in Racine county, just north of Kenosha in Kenosha county and just southeast of Palmyra in Walworth county.

Click here for a text listing of snowfall reports.  

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